We have all seen the old-dresser-made-to-look-new by re-painting it. But what about some more creative and innovative ways to furnish and decorate your home, while recycling materials that otherwise would end up in a land fill? Some of these pieces can be accomplished by the do-it yourself crowd, and some might need more shop skills that the ordinary person has.
Take a look at some of these pieces:
Here we have a modern chair whose seat and back is made from old CDs (probably might need some shop skills for this one).
Old ball point pens used to create a chandelier.
Old leather belts used to create flooring, but could also be applied to walls.
Wind chime created using glass rings cut from bottles.
Old entertainment center (for the giant TVs no one uses anymore) repurposed into a play kitchen for the kids.
And to reuse the giant TV, turn it into a fish tank.
Here is another chair, but this one is made from plastic water bottles.
Another chair requiring shop skills, but a great reuse for old shopping carts.
A chair made from old hard sided luggage.
A tiered movie/TV room made from wooden pallets.
Teacups turned into pendant lights.
As you can see, there are plenty of ideas out there to help you get those creative juices flowing. Have fun creating!